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pdf Í Antara Antara #1 Á Marilena Mexi Isunderstandings suspicion and hate born of this disaster have torn the two races apart and the peace loving merfolk are now in a never ending struggle to prove their innocence and restore peace to the island On the human side things are even worse; under the tyrann UICK THOUGHTSSet during the Middle Ages where two kingdoms resided next to each other One of humans that lived on a large island surrounded by a beautiful forest and the Merfolk that live in the ocean in the “White Palace” After a terrible disaster struck the island killing many humans the two kingdoms friendship turned to hate leaving the Merfolk saddened and the King an ueen disappeared not long after Now the children of both kingdoms rule that lands the young Merfolk ueen will do anything to convince the Human King to stop the war between them and help each other before another disaster hitsREVIEWAsteria is the young ueen of the “White Palace” she and her people have gone through many years staying away from the humans on the Island too many death have accrued because of the hate She is chosen to go ashore and try to make piece with the angry King whose mother was killed in the disaster and whose people have to suffer every 5 years the same incidentEverything takes place once Asteria goes to the Kingdom and meets King Orestis she pretends to be a servant to try and get to know the king Over time she discovers the king does have a good side to him and is just being manipulated by people around him Both have to deal with many challenges and heartache to protect their kingdoms and the ones they loveAntara is a short story but with beautiful imagery Being a Graphic Designer I have a love for art and Marilena Mexi’s illustrations give the face and beauty to the world and characters she has createdThe storyline is very original and the details of each land are written beautifully The writing is very youthful and is defiantly for young readers I did feel like the sentence structure needed to be rephrased in some areas I also felt that Asteria and Orestis should of taken a bit time to get to know each other it was too sudden and rushed This is my personal opinion only and I ask that everyone must judge for himself or herself All I can offer is an honest reviewRECOMMENDATIONThis is a Young Adult novel with a bit of violence and sexual situation that are suitable for younger readers I would highly recommend fans of Amanda Marrone and Aprilynne Pike

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Antara Antara #1 kindle ✓ Paperback read µ marilena mexi ☆ [Ebook] ➠ Antara Antara #1 Author Marilena Mexi – Peace and tranuility on the island of Aster home to both humans and 'merfolk' has long been broken by a devastating phenomenon recurring every five years A storm includi Y of cruel king Orestis the people suffer and all their king cares for is vengeance against the fish as he spitefully calls them executing merfolk after merfolk for just being near his lands Secrets intense emotions and strange phenomena will upset their lives forev Antara is a compelling story that has the feel of a fable or fairy tale than that of your average mer novel This aura does not mean that it isn't as good as a regular novel; It is the feeling of a fable that makes Antara different and therefore enjoyableIn the Greek language Antara means among other things disturbance or turbulence which perfectly describes the situation on the large island of Aster The name of the island comes from the only kind of flowers that will grow there; Asters Set in medieval times Antara deals with the two peoples who inhabit the island The humans who live on one side of the island where the aster flower takes on a dark red hue and the merfolk who live on the land and under the waters of the opposite side of the island Both of the disparate populations had lived in both mutual respect and friendship for years until the day when enormous waves swept the island causing a great loss of life amongst the human population Since this disaster was caused by ocean waves the humans assumed that the merfolk were behind it all and their friendship uickly turned into bitterness and hateAs the story opens the merfolk are ruled by Asteria and her grandfather Azarus It has been five years since the great disaster and their seer has foretold that it will return once in a few weeks The ruling council must decide how to warn the humans and avoid the great loss of life that will accompany the event This will not be easy as there is great hatred amongst the humans for the merfolk and the humans have been carrying out a pogrom on them ever since the disaster Simply walking in and advising the humans that they'd better seek higher ground is not an option Amidst their deliberations it is learned from the seer that there is a woman on the human side of the island who has a deep affection for their king Orestis and a great respect for the merfolk as well Inasmuch as she sits on the royal council of Orestis it is decided that perhaps he is wrongly influenced by his other advisors and this woman is able to see the goodness in the king With the next iteration of the disaster less than a month away it is decided that Asteria and a companion will travel incognito to the humans' side of Aster and try to get close enough to Orestis to appeal to his better nature and warn him of what is to come It won't be easy and Asteria has not counted on one thing; Falling in love with OrestisThe author Marilena Mexi is as good an artist as she is a story teller and she has added a series of her works to illustrate the book No matter how one may feel about the story the illustrations are worth the price of the book Those readers who use versions of 's Kindle that do not support colour would do well to install the company's Cloud Reader on their PC or MAC so they may fully enjoy these wonderful drawingsAs good a read as Antara may be the book suffers from its translation from the original Greek to English While George Maroudis may have done a credible job in translating the story it should have afterwards been turned over to an editor who is used to working with books in English As it is there are typos dropped letters dropped words and sentence structures that probably worked well in Greek but less so in English It is usually my practice to lower my rating on books that are afflicted with an inordinate amount of errors in spelling grammar sentence structure etc as all these sins detract from the pleasure of reading the story; No matter how good or intriguing that story may be At the end of the day the execution is just as important as the story itselfThat being said I will give reducing Antara's rating a miss since it was written originally in Greek and the translation to English was done by a friend of the author rather than herself Other works from other authors will not be as lucky in this regardAlthough I would not count Antara as Young Adult fiction it is nonetheless YA friendly and could be recommended to older YA's While there is some violence in the story line it is no worse than what is to be found in the Lord of the Rings trilogy Adults who can relate to the fantasy genre will enjoy this book just as much Antara is a book that is meant to be enjoyed by all who may read itMore reviews of Mer fiction may be found at The Parsons' Rant

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Antara Antara #1Peace and tranuility on the island of Aster home to both humans and 'merfolk' has long been broken by a devastating phenomenon recurring every five years A storm including gusting winds and huge waves mysteriously appeared and eradicated much of the population The m This books deserves 3 12 4 starsI have to admit that I was eually impressed by the story as well as the illustrationsWhen I started the book I knew it had something to do with sea creatures but was not sure what to expect I was told by the author that it was a fantasy novel and I love those so I started it I liked the world that the author createdIt was imaginative and reasonably originalAster is an island where both humans and merfolk sea creaturesmermaids live Humans live on the Dark Aster which got its name by the dark flower and the merfolk live on Aster mostly the sea and the coastsBoth races used to live in perfect harmony but this hasn't been the case for years There seems to be a great conflict between humans and merfolk but no one really knows the exact reason its origins lost in time The race that exerts the most hostility though seems to be the human whose king Orestes is known and feared for his cruelty and brutality to all trespassers in Dark AsterAs if this wasn't enough there's a curse looming over the island causing tides and waves of apocalyptic proportions which mostly affects the human world since the merfolk can live and breathe under waterIt is then on the dawn of the coming disaster a new big tide coming after 5 years of harmony that the ueen of the Merfolk Asteria decides that they need to reach to King Orestis despite his reputation and warn him of the coming catastrophe and convince him that they only need to helpAnd since he wouldn't exactly welcome a delegate she decides to go undercover and pose as a village girl coming to town for work Along with a friend Asteria manages to infiltrate the castle and become Orestis' personal assistant She is mesmerized by his beauty and his seeming goodness regarding every matter other than the merfolk and she comes to realize that he has been brainwashed and poisoned against her raceIn her attempt to change his mind gradually before revealing her true identity she finds a handful of friends ie secret revolutionaries a merfolk high in power in the king's court etcThe author weaves an intricate and beautiful tale of revenge loss bitterness and how everything can be changed by the power of love and the truthI very much enjoyed Asteria's character and I would have to say that or less the book is convincing and exciting as you really want to know what is going to happen next and let me tell you the action doesn't stop till the very end It is full of surprises The only criticism I can express is the fact that the beginning of the love story didn't really convince me I mean there were a few scenes between Asteria and Orestis that made you understand the characters but to the point that Asteria realized she was in love with him we hadn't really seen that much of them in action or in the company of one another Of course the author mentioned that the days passed and Asteria was there to serve Orestis so we know they interact on a regular basis but we didn't see it so the love bit was a bit rushed for me However if you overlooked that and considered how young love can happen lightning fast and erratically it didn't really matter and you could greatly enjoy the course of thingsAnd the designsillustrations were incredible Marilena Mexi is superbly talented both a a writer and as an illustrator We need a new comic series by her gI think the seuel can't come fast enough XD